Centennial school district, north of here, is contemplating plastering advertisements all over the lockers in their schools. Check out the picture.
"I hate to say it's all about the money, but it probably is," said Paul Stremick, Centennial school superintendent. "Still, we want to keep students' interests in mind." That means the district would be allowed to turn down ads not deemed suitable for kids.
Lovely that they would be "allowed" to. I deem this (and yes, I feel the same way about vending machines and fast food in schools) a serious conflict of interest. Anyone in charge of the education of kids needs to be committed to teaching skepticism towards advertising claims, something that's a bit hard to do when you're getting paid to advertise to them.
Sometimes I like to tell people that I homeschool not to shelter my kids from the world, but to make sure that they are fully engaged in it. Other times I think, heck, maybe I *am* doing a little sheltering...